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Assin North by-election: EC to use aboboya, pick-up to transport materials- Serebour Quaicoe

Transportation of electoral materials to the 99 polling stations in the Assin North Constituency will be done using various modes of transportation, including pick-up vehicles, tricycles popularly called ‘aboboya’, the Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed, ahead of the crucial by-election on Tuesday.

The Director of Electoral Services of the Commission, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, confirming the arrangements in a radio interview said they would ensure that the materials get to the voting centres on time.

The voting will start at 7:00 am and close at 5:00 pm, with counting done at each polling station and then brought for collation. Due to some polling centres being in remote areas, the EC official said, in addition to using pickups and tricycles, “some of us will walk, and the materials wrapped in poly bags in case there is a downpour.”

The Deputy EC Commissioner told Asempa FM that all contesting political parties have met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to discuss the collation of the results and the number of agents to represent each candidate.

The Police Service has meanwhile met with the three political parties in the contest, assuring all that the service has put in place adequate security measures for the election.

A statement from the Police has therefore urged the people of Assin North “to go about their normal activities freely, including going out to exercise their civic duty of casting their vote.”

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